Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

Gone in 120 seconds - VW's video take on sustainability

Only have a couple of minutes to peruse a CSR report? No problem. Volkswagen has compressed its Sustainability Report into a 120-second video, which outlines that Volkswagen’s future lies in hybrid and electric cars, and research and development.

Google's G-Fleet boosts sustainable commuting

With the largest corporate Electric Vehicle (EV) charging site in the USA and one of the most impressive corporate EV fleets, Google is using car sharing to deliver more sustainable transport options for its employees.

Honda plugs into IBM to develop a smarter EV battery

Electric vehicles (EVs) are going to play a big part in the future of our personal mobility, but many people have reservations about EVs that need to be addressed before they become part of the mainstream. For instance, how do I know how far I can travel on my current battery charge? Where is the nearest charging station? Has the battery degraded at all?

How a bullet train was inspired by biomimicry

The famous Shinkansen bullet train is a masterpiece of modern transport technology, not merely for its speed but also its innovative design. 

How Autodesk's bright Spark can enable sustainable 3D Printing

Autodesk is a company primed to play a big role in the 3D printing industry. As manufacturers of AutoCAD, which is among the world’s most used Computer Aided Design (CAD) software, Autodesk has already contributed to a majority of the designs being created in 3D printers around the world.

How Google uses Shuttle Buses for a lower carbon footprint

As a small city, Mountain View, home of Google, doesn’t offer enough housing for the tech giant’s 11,000 employees - 9.7% of the city’s entire workforce. Instead, many live as far away as Oakland and San Francisco (a journey of around 40 to 50 minutes). As most commute by car, that means a lot of emissions.

How graphene will transform electric vehicle charging

Graphene is pure carbon, layered one atom thick (and therefore ultra thin and lightweight) and is incredibly strong (100 times stronger than steel), however, the most interesting thing about it is what it can hold.

Lyft emphasizes the fun and sustainability in car sharing

A concept very similar to Uber, Lyft was born out of the original Zimride concept, which in turn is pretty similar to Bla Bla Car. Where these services differ is all in the pricing and social aspects.

My Travel Dashboard offers real time sustainable route options

The My Travel Dashboard app, developed by BT with Cambridge University, DARTT and Aimes Grid Services, aims to help you effectively plan your public transport journey and, using real time information, be pre-warned of your estimated time of

MyFord Mobile takes the guessing out of range anxiety

One of the biggest obstacles to the widespread adoption of electric vehicles (EVs) has been the concern about their lack of range. In a conventional car, even if you’re heading out on a long road trip, and a full tank of gas won’t get you all the way, you know there are plenty of gas stations to refuel on the way.

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